This session will focus on resistance/ protest writing, and is open to writers of all genres. Hannah Gamble will provide reading materials for inspiration and guidance, including Dr. Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail," June Jordan's "Poem About My Rights," Nikki Giovanni's poem "For Saundra," and Carolyn Forche's poem "The Colonel." This workshop will include discussion and in-class writing, with an opportunity to share.
Hannah Gamble is a poet, essayist, editor, and educator. Her first book, Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast, won the National Poetry Series in 2011. In 2014 she received a Ruth Lilly/ Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg fellowship from The Poetry Foundation. You can find her writing on the Poetry Foundation website, and in magazines such as The Believer, jubilat, Fanzine, and the American Poetry Review.